| ERS monograph Guest Editors Ferran Barbé Ferran Barbé received his degree in medicine in 1985 and his PhD in 1999 from the University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). He followed a training programme in respiratory medicine at the Hospital de Bellvitge (Barcelona, Spain). In 1992, he received the Diplome D’Universite in Sleep Physiology from the University René Descartes (Paris, France). He was the Director of the Sleep Unit at the Son Dureta University Hospital (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) for 14 years. In 2005, he moved to Lleida (Spain) as Head of the Respiratory Department at the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Lleida. He achieved his European certification in sleep medicine in 2013. Since May 2014 he has been the Director of the Biomedical Research Networking Center Consortium for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES, Madrid, Spain). Ferran Barbé’s work focusses on sleep apnoea and CVDs. His research aims to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the cardiovascular consequences for sleep apnoea patients, and to evaluate new diagnostic and therapeutic options in such patients. Ferran Barbé has had 150 papers published in peer-reviewed journals these papers have received over 3300 citations. His H-index is 31. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Jean-Louis Pépin Jean-Louis Pépin received his medical doctorate from Montpellier University (Montpellier, France) in 1987. He was a resident in respiratory medicine at Montpellier University and obtained his certificate as a specialist in sleep medicine during 1987–1989. In 1990, he obtained a Master’s Degree in animal biophysiology (neuroscience) from Claude Bernard University of Lyon (Villeurbanne, France). He gained his PhD in biology (cardiovascular adaptations induced by chronic hypoxia) from Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble, France) and was a visiting professor at the Laboratory of Pulmonary Physiology of Harvard University in 1999 (Boston, MA, USA). He achieved his European certification in sleep medicine in 2013. Copyright ©ERS 2015. Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-059-0. Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-060-6. Print ISSN: 2312-508X. Online ISSN: 2312-5098. vi ERS Monogr 2015 67: vi–vii. DOI: 10.1183/2312508X.10000715
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